Community Joys & Concerns
Prelude – acolyte lights candles on altar
*Call to Worship
One: God is worthy of our highest praise!
All: Our God is never far from us.
One: God is our help, coming quickly to our aid.
All: We will tell of God’s Glory, wherever we go.
One: Come, let us worship God.
“On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand” UMH 724
Transforming God, in our living, you are always with us. In our singing, praying and worship, we hope to share ourselves with you. May your living word pierce our protective shells exposing our true selves, opening our hearts and our lives to your transformation. Amen.
Children’s Moment Noisy Offering
Proclamation of the Word
Prayer for Illumination (liturgist only)
God of life, you call us to give of ourselves to you and to work towards your realm on Earth. Sometimes, we cannot imagine your possibilities. Sometimes, we value our possessions more than we value your love and your promises. Sometimes, we do not want to give up anything. Please help us, as we hear your Word this morning, to find our way towards living more faithfully as your followers. Challenge us to be willing to risk ourselves. Show us what we need to give up to be closer to you. Amen.
Hebrews 4:12–16 NT p. 220
Message Threading the Needle
Mark 10:17–31 NT p. 46
Response to the Word
*Hymn of Response
“Lord, I Want to be a Christian” UMH 402
*The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord:
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. The third day he arose from the dead, he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
*Doxology & Prayer
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise God, the source of all our gifts! Praise Jesus Christ whose power uplifts! Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
“Leaning On the Everlasting Arms” UMH 133
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.
UMH – United Methodist Hymnal found in your pew rack
NT – New Testament, toward the back of the Bible
OT – Old Testament, toward the beginning of the Bible
*Please stand as able
Nursery available for children 3 and under.